Other Community Events

We offer a lively and inspiring array of Jewish Life events. Explore new ideas, learn about different topics, and see incredible performances at the JCC of the East Bay. The JCC East Bay serves as a hub and partner for many organizations and groups.  We are excited to share the below community events. 

Nigunim Jewish Folk Chorus

Date: Mondays

Location: JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch, 1414 Walnut Street

Contact: Achi Ben Shalom

Email: mail@nigunim.org

Love to sing? Crazy about harmony?  Nigunim Chorus is starting a new season, a good time for new singers to join. We sing in 3 and 4 part harmony, and explore both traditional and contemporary music in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and English. Our seasons last 9-12 weeks, and we occasionally perform.

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Shir Hashirim - Songs of Songs Minyan

Date: Fridays
7:30-9:15 pm

Location: JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch, 1414 Walnut Street

Upcoming  Dates: 


April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9

Cost: Donation requested

Location: JCC East Bay Berkeley Branch, 1414 Walnut Street

Email: preciousvessel@gmail.com

The Song of Songs Minyan comes together for a community Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming of the Sabbath) on the second Friday of the month. Shir HaShirim’s egalitarian Jewish spiritual practice attracts people from multiple communities within the greater Bay Area and beyond.

Uniting the musical liturgy of the Sephardic, Mizrachi and Ashkenazic Jewish traditions, these gatherings draw upon the deep wells of Jewish sacred music, poetry, dance and prayer from around the world, as well as from global wisdom culture and cutting-edge science.

Shir Hashirim is led by Rabbi Michael Ziegler and Hazzan Richard Kaplan with musical accompaniment by a panoply of truly extraordinary Bay Area musicians and singers, and features the contributions of an array of marvelous poets.